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Donald Klawiter



Position(s):

Partner, Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group, Sheppard Mullin
Washington, D.C.

Experience & Areas of Interest:

Don Klawiter’s practice focuses on antitrust investigations and litigation, with special emphasis on international cartel matters. He has defended corporations and executives from six continents in grand jury investigations and prosecutions, including international cartel investigations in the food and feed additives, vitamins, graphite electrode, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, computer products, construction, glass, automotive, transportation, plastics and brokerage industries, and has served as international coordinating counsel in many multijurisdictional proceedings. He also has led internal corporate crisis investigation teams in assessing antitrust risk, determining whether laws were violated, advising corporate boards and audit committees, and formulating plans to resolve any issues consistent with current corporate governance requirements.


Mr. Klawiter has trial experience as both a prosecutor and defense counsel in civil, criminal and merger cases. He has held several senior supervisory and litigation positions with the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, including Chief of the Dallas Field Office and Special Assistant to the Director of Operations of the Antitrust Division in Washington, DC.

Mr. Klawiter served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law in 2005-2006 and currently serves as Chair of the Section’s International Task Force and International Cartel Working Group. He previously served as Chair-Elect (2004-05), Vice Chair (2003-04), Program Officer (2001-03), Secretary (2000-01) and as Chair of its Criminal Practice and Procedure Committee (1995-97).

Education:




  • J. D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • M.A., University of Pennsylvania (History), 1972

  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1972

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